March 2019

11.03.2019

# Media

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Spiegel Online: Germany hopes for agreement against plastic waste (German)

German article on CE

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11.03.2019

# New Publications

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The National Academies of Science Engineering Medicine (2019): Negative Emissions Technologies and Reliable Sequestration

The National Academies of Science Engineering Medicine (2019): Negative Emissions Technologies and Reliable Sequestration. Washington, D.C.: National Academies Press. DOI: 10.17226/25259

"To achieve goals for climate and economic growth, “negative emissions technologies” (NETs) that remove and sequester carbon dioxide from the air will need to play a significant role in mitigating climate change. Unlike carbon capture and storage technologies that remove carbon dioxide emissions directly from large point sources such as coal power plants, NETs remove carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere or enhance natural carbon sinks. Storing the carbon dioxide from NETs has the same impact on the atmosphere and climate as simultaneously preventing an equal amount of carbon dioxide from being emitted. Recent analyses found that deploying NETs may be less expensive and less disruptive than reducing some emissions, such as a substantial portion of agricultural and land-use emissions and some transportation emissions."

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11.03.2019

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Project Syndicate: Governing Geoengineering

"New technologies to combat global warming could complement reductions in greenhouse-gas emissions. But their potential impact is highly uncertain, and failure to govern their use properly could aggravate existing threats to international peace and security."

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11.03.2019

# Calls & events

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Jobs at Carbon180

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"Welcome to Carbon180! We're excited that you're considering working with us. You'll be joining a friendly and energetic group of experts. Our team members come to Carbon180 from a number of paths – we have backgrounds in business, chemistry, engineering, ants, literature, ecology, policy, design, and glassblowing, just to name a few. What unites us is a shared passion for carbon's history and effects on our planet.

We are committed to building a healthy and inclusive work environment for people of all backgrounds and improving representation in the sciences and environmental advocacy.

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11.03.2019

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Climate Works Foundation: 2050 Priorities for Climate Action: How Philanthropy Can Help to Scale Carbon Removal

"Climate philanthropy is in a unique position to accelerate progress on carbon removal and increase the odds that multiple removal approaches reach gigaton scale before 2050."

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11.03.2019

# New Publications

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Rogers, K.; et al. (2019): Wetland carbon storage controlled by millennial-scale variation in relative sea-level rise

Rogers, K.; Kelleway, J.; Saintilan, N.; Megonigal, P.; Adams, J.; Holmquist, J. et al. (2019): Wetland carbon storage controlled by millennial-scale variation in relative sea-level rise. In: Nature 567 (7746), S. 91–95. DOI: 10.1038/s41586-019-0951-7.

"Coastal wetlands (mangrove, tidal marsh and seagrass) sustain the highest rates of carbon sequestration per unit area of all natural systems, primarily because of their comparatively high productivity and preservation of organic carbon within sedimentary substrates. [...] Our results suggest that coastal wetlands characteristic of tectonically stable coastlines have lower carbon storage owing to a lack of accommodation space and that carbon sequestration increases according to the vertical and lateral accommodation space created by RSLR. Such wetlands will provide long-term mitigating feedback effects that are relevant to global climate–carbon modelling."

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11.03.2019

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United Nations (2019): United Nations Environment Assembly of the United Nations Environment Programme

"The secretariat has the honour to present, set out in the annex to the present note, the summary for policymakers of the report of the International Resource Panel entitled Global Resources Outlook 2019: Natural Resources for the Future We Want."

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11.03.2019

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Creutzig, F.; et al. (2019): The mutual dependence of negative emission technologies and energy systems

Creutzig, F.; Breyer, C.; Hilaire, J.; Minx, J.; Peters, G.; Socolow, R. (2019): The mutual dependence of negative emission technologies and energy systems. In: Energy Environ. Sci. DOI: 10.1039/C8EE03682A.

"While a rapid decommissioning of fossil fuel technologies deserves priority, most climate stabilization scenarios suggest that negative emission technologies (NETs) are required to keep global warming well below 2°C. Yet, current discussions on NETs are lacking a distinct energy perspective. Prominent NETs, such as bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) and direct air carbon capture and storage (DACCS), will integrate differently into the future energy system, requiring a concerted research effort to determine adequate means of deployment. In this perspective, we discuss the importance of energy per carbon metrics, factors of future cost development, and the dynamic response of NETs in intermittent energy systems."

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11.03.2019

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Wang, X.; et al. (2019): Rechargeable Zn-CO2 Electrochemical Cells Mimicking Two-Step Photosynthesis

Wang, X.; Xie, J.; Ghausi, M.; Lv, Jiangquan; Huang, Y.; Wu, M. et al. (2019): Rechargeable Zn-CO2 Electrochemical Cells Mimicking Two-Step Photosynthesis. In: Advanced materials (Deerfield Beach, Fla.), e1807807. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201807807.

"Metal-CO2 batteries represent a promising priority for sustainable energy and the environment. However, CO2 utilization in nonaqueous electrolytes mostly involves difficult CO2 electrochemistry, leading to poor selectivity and limited cycle performance. "

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11.03.2019

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BHP: BHP invests US$6m in emissions reduction company, Carbon Engineering

"BHP today announced a US$6m equity investment in Carbon Engineering Ltd (CE), a Canadian-based company leading the development of Direct Air Capture, an innovative technology which has the potential to deliver large-scale negative emissions by removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. The investment will see BHP obtain a share of the company."

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